What is the difference between a Psychotherapist and a Psychologist?
Psychotherapy has been a regulated profession in Ontario since 2007. Registered Psychotherapists are increasingly involved in the effective treatment of emotional/mental health issues.
Both a registered psychotherapist and registered psychologist can provide psychotherapy. Psychologists can diagnose and can provide guidance on diagnostic prognosis. Psychotherapists cannot render a mental health or psychological diagnosis.
There are also differences in the registration process for a Psychotherapist and a Psychologist.
Dr. Becky Liddle, C.Psych, works as a psychologist for NKS Therapy providing supervision to two psychotherapists. If you feel that you would benefit from the services of a psychologist, please get in touch with us directly.